Simple Tips To Help You Feel Happier This Spring

Springtime means getting outside and seeing everything bloom, including us. In this segment, Gillian shares some evidence-based ways you can be happier this spring.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Making Delicious, Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Gillian teaches Bob how to simple and easy it can be to make sugar-free brownies.

Watch the segment and get the recipe from Dr. B.J. Hardick's website.

 
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Simple Recipes Using Homemade Pumpkin Purée

Canned pumpkin can have hidden sugars, sodium, other ingredients that our bodies don't need. In this episode Gillian teaches Bob how to make easy pumpkin purée at home and shares some of her favourite recipes you can use it in.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Healthy Tips For Getting Ready For Halloween

Halloween is about so much more than candy. Gillian shares with Bob some of her favourite tips to make Halloween both fun and healthy for kids.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
How To Make Health Promoting Resolutions This Fall

Gillian joins Bob to talk all about resolutions. She shares the best times of year to make them resulions is and how to set yourself up for success when making resolutions.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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How To Pack Healthy Travel Essentials

Gillian shares some of her favourite healthy packing tips with Ken. Learn what you need to have in your suitcase to have a healty and fun vacation.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Simple And Fun Snacks For March Break

Gillian joins Ken in the daytime kitchen with her very special guest (and neice) Evi to make kid-friendly snacks that are as delicious as they are healthy and easy.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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The Health Benefits of Maple Sap

Gillian joins Ken in the daytime kitchen to talk about a loved Canadian tradition, maple sap. She shares tips to harvest your own sap and mouth-watering maple recipes.

Watch part I of the segment.

 

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Gillian joins Ken in the daytime kitchen to talk all about garlic. Learn how to pick the perfect head of garlic, how to peel garlic in 10 seconds, and more.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Learn How To Dry Skin Brush

Gillian teaches Ken why you might want to consider not only brushing your teeth and your hair, but also your skin. Learn how the age-old process of dry brushing can stimulate lymph flow, improve circulation, exfoliate skin, and help reduce cellulite.

Watch part I of the segment.

 

Mixing up a Tasty Immune Boosting Elixir

Hippocrates said, "let food be thy medicine" and on this episode Gillian shares how you can make a simple elixir that can help bolster your body's defenses and keep your immune system running smoothly. Gillian features some ingredients from Raw Elements, a handmade apron from Mothers Apron String, and a custom wood cutting board from Richwood Creations.

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 
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Making delicious homemade sauerkraut

Gillian joins Ken in the daytime kitchen for some fermenting fun. Gillian shares with Ken the benefits of probiotics and an easy, two ingredient recipe for homemade sauerkraut. The segment also features an organic, hemp apron from Aum Goddess.

Watch part II of the segment.

 

Making delicious, healthy tacos from scratch

Gillian and Chef Katherine from children's charity Growing Chefs! Ontario join Ken to make healthy tacos from scratch.

Get the recipes and watch part I of the segment.

 

Rappelling Down the Tallest Building in London

Ken and Gillian rappel down the tallest building in Southwestern Ontario, One London Place, for the 5th Annual Easter Seals Drop Zone.

Watch the full adventure.

 

Gillian Mandich: Cooking Adventures Series Premiere

As host and community producer, Gillian shares with Ken the inspiration and vision for her new show, "Gillian Mandich: Cooking Adventures". Join Gillian each Tuesday at 6:30pm as she travels around Southwestern Ontario learning from top chefs and culinary experts.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Having a NutriBlast Making Delicious, Healthy Summer Drinks
 
Gillian uses the NutriBullet Rx to teach Ken simple summer drinks recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. In the first segment Gillian shares her favourite NutriBlast recipe she learned from David Wolfe on set at the Home Shopping Network.
Watch part I of the segment.
 
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Discovering the Benefits of Meditation

Gillian talks to Ken about why meditation is a non-negotiable daily practice of hers, meditation postures in the modern world, the IKUKO meditation bench by Bluecony, the (physical + psychological) health benefits of connecting to your breath, proper breathing techniques, how to use mala beads, and more!

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Healthy Dog Treats with A.R.F. Ontario

In this very special cross-over edition of "Mandich Monday" with Laurie from A.R.F. Ontario, Gillian makes easy, healthy dog treats that are just as fun to make as they are for your dog to eat! Gillian, Laurie, and Ken all wear goregous handmade aprons from the wonderful Etsy store, Mothers Apron String and feature custom wood cutting boards from Richwood Creations.

Get the recipe and watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 
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Earth Day and The Power of Bees

Did you know that we rely on honey bees for nearly one third of our food supply? On this special Earth Day episode Gillian talks about how nature’s little modest superheroes play a crucial role in our food system as well as our health. Gillian features a fantastic, local propolis spray from Beekeepers Naturals and a BEE-utiful, handmade Gramma May Apron!

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Reading Posture and Gillian's Favourite Books

Gillian talks about reading posture and her prism angled glasses she uses to help her read. She also shares some of her favourite books including The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe, The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, GUT! by Sunil Godse, The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer, and The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Green Cleaning

Learning to make your own cleaners is simple and inexpensive! Gillian shares her favourite laundry detergent recipe, how to make your own chemical-free household cleaners, and features a handmade Gramma May Apron!

Watch part I of the segment.

 

Sleep Hygeine

Adequate, good quality sleep is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle that can benefit the heart, body, mind, and more. Gillian discusses sleep hygiene, her recent blog on the Huffington Post about how using an iPad before bed may be wrecking your sleep and your health, gratitude and the five minute journal, lavender, epsom salts, and more!

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 
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Holistic Ways To Get Through a Cold or Flu

Gillian teaches Ken why it's important to think about our body as a complete ecosystem, and she shares some holistic ways to get through the winter cold and flu season with simple, inexpensive tools such as a dry skin brush, oil such a coconut or olive oil for oil pulling, and the neti pot.

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 

The Health Benefits of Sprouting & Wheatgrass

Sprouting is an easy way to grow fresh, healthy food all year round - as well as to neutralise the enzyme inhibitors present in many seeds and legumes. Sprouts are a potent source of antioxidants, rich in essential fatty acids, full of fiber and protein, packed with vitamins, and they are delivious! Gillian teaaches Ken how to sprout, and shares a mulitude of the health benefits of wheatgrass.

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 

50 Shades of Healthy Juices

Gillian uses her Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer from BestBuy.ca to make fresh, delicious full-bodied, juices that are replete with a rainbow of healthy nutrients and enyzmes. Gillian also discusses the health benefits of the various colour pigments in foods and shares a superhero trick to make her juice "next level" using 'Finica La Torre' organic extra virgin olive oil from Raw Elements.

Watch part II of the segment.

 

Digestive Health and The Squatty Potty

Gillian discusses all things digestion - she talks about why we really need to pay attention to our digestive health (and how it relates to overall health), the science of squatting, toilet posture, and the Squatty Potty. This bathroom stool is comfortable, ergonomic, easy to use, and affordable - it can help change the anorectal angle to prevent blockage of fecal matter in the colon and allow for faster, more complete elimination.

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 

Why and How To Make Bone Broth

Bone broth is an incredibly healthy, easy, and inexpensive way to boost the immune system at a cellular level. It can also help to improve joint health, digestion, allergies, cognitive function, and more! Gillian explains the benefits of making this mineral rich broth, and she shows how simple it is to make at home.

Watch part I of the segment.

 
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Hunting Spring Water and findspring.com

Gillian talks about hydration and water - why it's good for you, findaspring.com, and different types of water. Gillian also shares why "hunting wild water" isnt' just good for your body, but it's a great workout + way to connect with nature and Ken does a water taste test (and likes spring water best)!

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).

 

Mushroom Hot Chocolate

Gillian makes a delicious medicinal mushroom hot chocoalte using superfoods from Raw Elements, Longevity Warehouse, & Four Sigma Foods. This superfood chocolate elixir is as good for you as it is delicious!

Watch both segments (Part I & Part II).